June 23, 2015
One of the best—and absolutely easiest—ways to add a burst of flavor to your cooking is to add citrus zest from lemons, limes, or oranges. But do it wrong and things get bitter. Literally. So, if you ask me, knowing how to zest citrus properly is a critical kitchen skill. It’s easy to do, but also easy to get wrong. And when it goes wrong, zest can ruin a dish. Here’s how zest citrus like a pro in 5 easy steps.
With this quick how-to, you’ll be zesting like a pro in no time. You can add the zest of your labor to yogurt, oatmeal, pancakes and waffles, sandwich spreads, salad dressings, sauces of all kinds… you get the point. The possibilities are endless. My current favorite way to use zest is to serve fresh fruit with citrus sugar. Watermelon and lime sugar? Yes, please! Check out my kids’ other favorite combinations. It’s a summer game changer!
So grab a zester (I love this classic Microplane citrus zester at my Amazon affiliate and they are affordable, too, as kitchen gadgets go) and some citrus, and start flavorizing your cooking!